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05-21-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 10,247
Posted By Smokinapankake

No miles on the clunker Nishiki this week but I...

No miles on the clunker Nishiki this week but I did manage to get the BB overhauled:

...
05-20-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,169
Posted By Smokinapankake

Latest iteration pics for posterity: ...

Latest iteration pics for posterity:

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Mismatched...
05-20-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 257,692
Posted By Smokinapankake

Better pics: ...

Better pics:

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Forum: Commuting
05-20-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15,569
Views: 11,904,412
Posted By Smokinapankake

2014 Trek Allant 7: ...

2014 Trek Allant 7:

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Forum: Commuting
05-20-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15,569
Views: 11,904,412
Posted By Smokinapankake

I have three dedicated commuter bikes, listed in...

I have three dedicated commuter bikes, listed in order from oldest to newest:

1989 Panasonic mountain bike converted:

...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Smokinapankake

Keen sandals work pretty good for me

Keen sandals work pretty good for me
05-14-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 257,692
Posted By Smokinapankake

Made some changes to my Panasonic: ...

Made some changes to my Panasonic:
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Changed...
05-13-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 10,247
Posted By Smokinapankake

So another 12.2 miles on the Nishiki today. My...

So another 12.2 miles on the Nishiki today. My route took me to the Amphitheater at Barker Park:
...
05-12-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 10,247
Posted By Smokinapankake

So another 10 miles on the Nishiki Prestige, only...

So another 10 miles on the Nishiki Prestige, only this time my daughter came along to keep me company. First stop was Barker Park:
...
05-12-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 10,247
Posted By Smokinapankake

Well, It was $100 at the collective, but they...

Well, It was $100 at the collective, but they threw in a $25 gift card to Lucky Slice Pizza because its bike month, so I'm calling it $75. In this market, $100 is a good deal, so I couldn't refuse. ...
05-11-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 270,129
Posted By Smokinapankake

I’d love to find a lugged 750 in my size at a...

I’d love to find a lugged 750 in my size at a decent price (~$250-ish)….
05-11-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 10,247
Posted By Smokinapankake

So, after doing nothing else to the Nishiki...

So, after doing nothing else to the Nishiki Prestige, I did an 8 mile loop to the Library:
...
05-10-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 708
Posted By Smokinapankake

If you can find them, Tioga City Slickers come in...

If you can find them, Tioga City Slickers come in a 26 x 1.0" size.
05-09-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 10,247
Posted By Smokinapankake

First repair complete: rewrapped the existing bar...

First repair complete: rewrapped the existing bar tape to cover the unsightly gap at the bend, and to uncover the center section of the handlebars:
...
05-08-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 952,896
Posted By Smokinapankake

1986 (I think) Nishiki Prestige of Kawamura...

1986 (I think) Nishiki Prestige of Kawamura origin:
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05-08-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 209,176
Posted By Smokinapankake

1986 (I believe) Nishiki Prestige: ...

1986 (I believe) Nishiki Prestige:
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05-08-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 10,247
Posted By Smokinapankake

So I guess I'm in this year. I've wanted to do...

So I guess I'm in this year. I've wanted to do this in the past but am too scatterbrained to keep accurate track of expenses. Until yesterday, I harvested this sweet Nishiki from my local...
05-01-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14,683
Views: 3,519,788
Posted By Smokinapankake

Overland Equipment is nice stuff. I have a pair...

Overland Equipment is nice stuff. I have a pair of their panniers I bought as NOS many moons ago; they're still going strong.
Forum: Commuting
04-27-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,181
Posted By Smokinapankake

35 mile round trip for me, but it is virtually...

35 mile round trip for me, but it is virtually flat. Not really, gradually sloping downhill to work, gradually sloping uphill going home. But, essentially flat. I work 4-10's and am physically...
04-04-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,476
Posted By Smokinapankake

I had a Manitou 3 for many years and always...

I had a Manitou 3 for many years and always thought it looked really nice. All that machining and anodizing really made it look sweet. I kept it mostly because it was so nice. Too bad it was such...
04-03-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Smokinapankake

Thanks for the info! Like I said, I have almost...

Thanks for the info! Like I said, I have almost no recollection of the bike and no knowledge of the brand. But the first one posted shares the same logo as the one I vaguely recall. I'll have to...
04-01-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Smokinapankake

Nobody?

Nobody?
04-01-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Smokinapankake

Show me your vintage Focus please

Back when I was in the military ('90 - '94) in Colorado Springs, I had, for a short time, a road bike purchased used from another service member. All I can recall (I have no pictures - sorry) about...
04-01-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By Smokinapankake

My old and long gone Diamond Back Ascent...

My old and long gone Diamond Back Ascent ('86-ish) in mint green had the same lugged unicrown. It had mid-blade braze-ons, but only single eyelets at the dropouts. I'd love to find a decent Cimarron...
04-01-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Smokinapankake

Mid 90's. They came out in tandem with their...

Mid 90's. They came out in tandem with their Tri-Align cantilever brakes. Probably no later than '96, I bet. Shimano introduced V brakes in 95, I think, and they pretty much killed cantilevers...
04-01-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Smokinapankake

Avid Speed Dial Ultimate. Hands down. I had a...

Avid Speed Dial Ultimate. Hands down. I had a pair for a while, but sold them as they were not compatible with linear pull brakes. Beautiful and very light.
03-29-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8,146
Views: 2,552,300
Posted By Smokinapankake

Pics of that sweet cycle computer mounted at the...

Pics of that sweet cycle computer mounted at the front wheel please. And looks like a Cannondale velcro mounted water bottle to boot. What a great find!
03-21-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,476
Posted By Smokinapankake

I would have guessed this frame to be solidly in...

I would have guessed this frame to be solidly in the 8 speed era, thus the shifters it came with are appropriate but I'm probably wrong. Stunning frameset; I'll be pleased to watch it progress. ...
03-21-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By Smokinapankake

So I did finally get a chance to swap tires out. ...

So I did finally get a chance to swap tires out. Went from Specialized Nimbus Sports labelled to be 700 x45c to Schwalbe Marathon Plus labeled to be 700 x 40c because that's what I had on hand. A...
03-20-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,451
Posted By Smokinapankake

I spent 7 years (91-98) as a mechanic in bike...

I spent 7 years (91-98) as a mechanic in bike shops spread from Colorado to California. By the end of that time I never wanted to work on someone else's bike again. I typically scout out bikes from...
03-10-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8,146
Views: 2,552,300
Posted By Smokinapankake

Explosif’s are my favorite Kona’s of all. I had...

Explosif’s are my favorite Kona’s of all. I had a gold 92 for a while; wish I’d never sold it…
03-08-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8,146
Views: 2,552,300
Posted By Smokinapankake

A Tange Switchblade or Bontrager equivalent would...

A Tange Switchblade or Bontrager equivalent would be oh so nice. But I'm a sucker for tapered straight blade forks.
03-08-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By Smokinapankake

Spoke tension is good - the bike hasn't been...

Spoke tension is good - the bike hasn't been ridden since last week; been cold outside and I don't like the cold one bit. I rechecked the seat tube at the BB; no cracks so that must have been a...
03-07-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By Smokinapankake

Rear wheel is good, axle is not broken. I just...

Rear wheel is good, axle is not broken. I just trued it Satuday and discovered it is sporting butted spokes (brass nipples), a feature I was unaware of previously. I haven't been able to find...
03-05-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8,146
Views: 2,552,300
Posted By Smokinapankake

Building this one up for my daughter to go...

Building this one up for my daughter to go exploring the trails with me:

...
03-05-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By Smokinapankake

Thanks for all the input; I’ve done a bit of...

Thanks for all the input; I’ve done a bit of sniffing around and the results I’m seeing in the few places I’ve found folks discussing these bonded frames reflects what you fine folks are saying -...
03-05-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14,683
Views: 3,519,788
Posted By Smokinapankake

So I went down to my local collective to donate...

So I went down to my local collective to donate some bikes and, well, ya know… one thing led to another and before you know it my daughters’ aforementioned Nishiki is getting a serious front end...
03-04-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By Smokinapankake

Thank you Curbtender for your comments. It's...

Thank you Curbtender for your comments. It's been like this since I bought it (used) but not knowing its history I was afraid I had missed some clue somewhere that would key me into its imminent...
03-04-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By Smokinapankake

Trek Bonded CF frames "flexy"?

So I've got a 1995 Trek 7900 Multitrack, the one with the main tubes of carbon fiber, bonded onto aluminum lugs and aluminum rear triangle. Think of a Trek 2300, but with fatter tires, cantilevers,...
02-15-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 270,129
Posted By Smokinapankake

Lookin good! I used that exact same piece on my...

Lookin good! I used that exact same piece on my Raleigh Peak MTB where the cable housing stop broke off on the rear of the top tube. Has been there for years now. Good piece of kit. Nice looking...
02-13-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7,736
Views: 2,671,230
Posted By Smokinapankake

Out for a ride the other day; it was 47 degrees F...

Out for a ride the other day; it was 47 degrees F so I stopped for a quick pic at the local elementary school.

...
02-11-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8,146
Views: 2,552,300
Posted By Smokinapankake

I was under the impression that braze-on holes...

I was under the impression that braze-on holes were predrilled..... Maybe they were but then the miters were cut off axis?
02-11-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 791
Views: 270,129
Posted By Smokinapankake

Out for a ride yesterday. It was a lovely 45...

Out for a ride yesterday. It was a lovely 45 degrees F so I stopped at the elementary school to snap a pic:
...
02-11-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 55,047
Posted By Smokinapankake

1990 Technium Peak, the top of the line MTB that...

1990 Technium Peak, the top of the line MTB that year:

...
02-07-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 46,474
Posted By Smokinapankake

Is it pink? Or is it red? Or both maybe? ...

Is it pink? Or is it red? Or both maybe?


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...
02-07-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8,146
Views: 2,552,300
Posted By Smokinapankake

I recall seeing those Campagnolo components for...

I recall seeing those Campagnolo components for the first time sometime around 1991 or so. Even then I thought the brake levers were ridiculous. But you could adjust them six ways from Sunday... so...
02-04-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,983
Posted By Smokinapankake

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-30-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,515
Posted By Smokinapankake

Very nice looking bike! This is my favorite era...

Very nice looking bike! This is my favorite era of MTB - early 90’s, as this was when I got into it somewhat seriously living in Colorado Springs. These old bikes bring me back to my early 20’s when...
01-28-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 952,896
Posted By Smokinapankake

Thank you T-Mar for the information, it is very...

Thank you T-Mar for the information, it is very much appreciated. I figured the front was the incorrect wheel, but I suspect all else is OEM correct. You are correct, it is a Mavic 230 laced to an...
01-28-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14,683
Views: 3,519,788
Posted By Smokinapankake

Thanks all! Yes, the front wheel does not match...

Thanks all! Yes, the front wheel does not match the rear, but it is a nice Mavic 230 rim on a period correct LX hub. Wish they matched but oh well. Would like to trade out the Grip Shift for...
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